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Our Catering


Riverside Café

Banquet Services

“Waterfront Banquets overlooking the Manasquan Inlet”

425 First Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736



Thank you for your interest in our Banquet services.  The Riverside Café has been serving the area for over 55 proud years.  All our food and management is strictly prepared and overseen by our family.


We hope you will view the Riverside Café as a resource for a broad range of services including off premises catering and event planning.


We have planned a variety of events including cocktail parties, Baby showers, Bridal showers, Weddings, birthday parties, office luncheons and celebrations and all types of family celebrations.  We can also assist you with flower arrangements, Music and entertainment.  Our service is freshly prepared featuring our homemade specialties and beautifully presented for the most discriminating expectations.


We are very interested in working with you and will be glad to answer any of your questions and explore any idea.  Please call me at 732-223-2233 or my direct cell is 732-245-4234. 


Thank you from our whole family, 



Riverside Café

Banquet Services

“Waterfront Banquets overlooking the Manasquan Inlet”

425 First Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736

732-223-2233 & 732-245-4234



Dinner event Buffet

$49.95 plus NJ 7% sales Tax Gratuity of 20% added to grand total.

Four hour service - Minimum 35 adults


- Appetizer -

Bruschetta – Rounds of crispy baked Italian bread brushed with 100% Virgin Olive Oil and topped with basil seasoned tomato compote


Riverside Café House salad


Buffet Style Includes Three Entrée’s 


    •    Homemade Spinach Manicotti and fresh Italian herb                            


    •    Stir Fry Pasta with roasted Garlic, Basil and Diced plum 


    •    Egg Plant Rollatini – Stuffed with Ricotta cheese and plum 

                  tomato sauce

    •    Lemon Chicken – Pan seared chicken fillets in a white wine 

                  reduction sauce

    •    Traditional Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions

    •    Chicken Vesuvio - “House specialty” - Our exclusive recipe 

                  with Pan seared Parmesan Chicken fillets in Chardonnay 


    •    Broiled Flounder Florentine in a seasoned herb sauce

    •    Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry with White rice





- Buffet includes two side dishes -

Main Entrée includes Chef’s roasted Rosemary potatoes

Rice Pilaf’ or Broccoli with Lemon and Virgin Olive oil



Assorted dinner rolls with whipped butter


- Dessert -

Priced Ala Carte’


Beverages with Buffet

Coffee, Tea, Decaf included


Soda unlimited at $4.50 per person


Appetizer Selection for Cocktail Hour






Mozzarella Caprese’ 

Select tree ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced and layered with fresh Bocconcini mozzarella and drizzled with 100% Extra Virgin Olive oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette…$5.95/guest



Vegetable Crudite’ Basket

Our Crudite’ is artfully created to have a cascading effect of freshly assorted blanched vegetables with a homemade Dip in a hollowed out Red Cabbage



International Cheese and Fruit Display

A variety of Brie, Havarti, Imported Cheeses, Vermont Cheddar, and Aged Port Wine Cheese served on a oversized marble platter with a variety of fresh fruits.

Whole grain water crackers complement this international favorite





Off Premises Catering Menu

Family Style TAKE HOME Dinners $29 Ea.

  • Chicken Francese (6 Pieces)

  • Chicken Marsala (6 Pieces)

  • Chicken Parmigiano (6 Pieces)

  • Chicken Scampi (6 Pieces)

  • Sausage & Peppers (Red Sauce) (Half Tray Shallow) $45.00

  • Traditional Meatballs w/ sauce (6 Pieces) $15.00

    Full or Half Pan

    Meats 1/2 Pan (serves 8-10) Full Pan (serves 10-20) 1/2 pan 50.00 Full pan 95.00

  • Chicken Francese: Fresh cut chicken in an egg and parmigiana batter with a lemon-

    butter / white wine sauce

  • Chicken Marsala: Fresh cut chicken sautéed with mushrooms and finely diced onions in marsala wine sauce

  • Chicken Parmigiana: Fresh cut chicken breaded and fried, topped with our homemade marinara and melted parmigiana and mozzarella cheeses

  • Sausage, Peppers & Onions: Baked sweet Italian sausage with peppers and onions with marinara or natural juices

  • Boneless Pork Loin: Roasted pork loin, sliced and served with our homemade pork gravy

  • Pork Marsala: Medallions of pork loin sautéed with mushrooms and finely diced onions in a marsala wine sauce

  • Homemade Meatballs.....1/2 pan 36.00 Full pan 72.00 Our award winning homemade beef and pork meatballs with our homemade sauce.

Pasta & Side Dishes
$45 (Half Tray Shallow)

  • Baked Ziti w/meat

  • Penne alla Vodka

  • Penne Marinara

  • Lasagna w/meat or Veggie style    

  • Broccoli w/ Lemon & Oil $24

  • Eggplant Parmigiana $33

  • Eggplant Rollatini (6 Pieces) $29

  • Grilled Vegetables $24

  • Sautéed Zucchini $27

  • Yellow String Beans sautéed with garlic and oil $24

  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes $20

  • Roasted rosemary red bliss potatoes $20

    If you want something we do not show on our menu we can provide virtually any menu item you desire w/ 24 hours notice.

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